Chloe Loftus Dance
Chloe is passionate about dance and has been creating new exciting choreographic work that engages the public eye since 2005. She has been Associate Artist at the Wales Millennium Centre and was nominated for a Theatre Critics of Wales Award for Best Small Scale Dance Production.
Italian born and New Zealand bred, Chloe Loftus emigrated to the UK in 1997 where she completed a BA (Hons) Dance Performance in London. Alongside working internationally as a freelance dancer, Chloe choreographs and performs for her own company, Chloe Loftus Dance, formed in 2005. On moving to Wales (UK) in 2006, the company won Welsh Independent Dance’s ‘Dance Bytes’ and went on to gain Arts Council of Wales, PRSF, Articulture and Kevin Spacey Foundation funding alongside numerous other commissions, to create and tour work nationally in both community and professional environments. Chloe is also a Mass Movement Director and has worked on large-scale projects for Walk The Plank and most recently Roald Dahl’s City of The Unexpected for National Theatre Wales under the direction of Nigel Jamieson. Recent projects have included commissions for the Cultural Olympiad and music festivals, performances for the National Eisteddfod and a collaboration with the Welsh School of Architecture, bungee-assisted dance and aerial harness based projects. Chloe returned to live in Aotearoa in 2016 and is continuing her career here. Since her return Chloe has been named Auckland Parks 2017 Artist in Residence, is touring new outdoor works across the country and has been commissioned to create two new pieces with Touch Compass Dance Trust.
Chloe’s choreographic work is routed in contemporary and contact dance, inspired to engage new audience to the genre, she specialises in outdoor performances, bringing art out into the public arena.